Before jetBlue decided to serve Boston, the hope was that they'd come here to MHT
. Water over the dam, so nothing gained by complaining. But I was wondering whether any of the insiders at B6
have anything to say--good or bad--about the decision. For example, dealing with Logan is likely to eat up more fuel because of conga lines outbound and holding patterns inbound.
Anyway, it seems as though the whole thing is going well since B6
continues to expand at Logan. But with B6
losing money and rumors that the Boston routes are specifically losing money (not substantiated by me, just heard it mentioned) leads me to wonder if any 'second guessing' is going on? Massport has a big appetite for money, and their increased landing fees (which they claim the airlines will just 'eat' rather than pass on to passengers) will be just another drain on jetBlue's finances.
As an aside, I'm thrilled that jetBlue is going to Portland, Maine. I hope the route works very well for them, and one indication of that will be whether the A320s stay on after Labor Day. Even if B6
downgrades to a mix of A320s and 190s after Labor Day while maintaining four daily circuits, I will consider that success. Very good news for PWM
; a market sorely in need of a LCC 'White Knight.'
Chris in NH